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up next. he will get on that breaking news out of the house of commons. >>> the obama administration lays out its case for taking the country to another middle east conflict. this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace. top administration officials are briefing congressional leaders this evening on their case for launching an attack against syria. secretary of state kerry, defense secretary hagel, national security adviser susan rice and james clapper are all laying out evidence the assad regime was responsible for the chemical attack last week that killed hundreds of civilians. we have fox team coverage. james rosen of the state department reports on a surprise defeat in britain. we begin with what the administration is doing right now. >> reporter: we finally reached the pivotal moment where the obama administration is revealing its intelligence. to prove the syrian government is behind the attack. they are doing that as they make their case to congress even though they are not promising votes in congress. syrian president bashar al assad remained defiant denying his
-american president standing on those same steps he did in 1963. here is president obama commemorating dr. king's dream and his lasting legacy this afternoon. >> on a hot summer day they assembled here in our nation's capital under the shadow of the great emancipator. everyone that realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington but to washington. that change has always been built on our willingness, we, the people, to take on the mantle of citizenship, you are marching. that's the lesson of our past. that's the promise of tomorrow. >> okay, bob, you were particularly moved by this speech as you were by dr. king's speech so many years, 50 years ago. >> yeah. i think if dr. king had been alive today, listened to these tributes, i think he would have been -- first of all, he would have been amazed there was a black president, but i think obama did exactly the right thing. i think he talked about change coming from the grass roots into washington, not the other way around. i know there's been a lot of controversy about washington dictating from here
president obama might attack syria. thingslicated. we'll have the story. also bradley manning on wanting to change his gender in a military prison. and thoughts on miley cyrus. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching tonight. the big event marketing the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech, the subject of tonight's talking points memo. all over the world people are honoring the memory of dr. king, an extraordinary speech on august 28th, 1963. in washington, people listened to a variety of speakers today with president obama as the headliner. president clinton described it as an observance of one of the most important days in american history. that's true. what mr. clinton and no one else mentioned there's today's event exclude black republicans and conservatives. all speakers were democrats. that was a glaring error, and does not indicate a desire for inclusion. most of the speeches were, however, uplifting and respectful to america, but not all. >> somewhere along the way whi
as we are a day closer to a potential show down with syria. a few hours ago, president obama sat down for an interview with pbs news hour and said he has not made a decision on syria. let's watch. >> again, i have not made a decision. i think it is important that if, in fact, we make a choice to have repercussions for the use of chemical weapons then the assad regime which is involved in a civil uh war, trying to protect itself, will have received a pretty strong signal that, in fact, it better not do it again. and that doesn't solve all the problems inside of syria. you know, it obviously doesn't end the death of innocent sieve yan -- civilians inside syria. we hope political transition can take place. we are prepared to work with anybody -- the russians and others -- to try to bring the parties together to resolve the conflict. but we want the assad regime to understand that by using chemical weapons on a large scale against their own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you are cre
in syria this morning the timetable for a u.s. strike may now be changing. >> president obama is preparing to meet with members of congress. but one of the key allies is throwing up a stop sign. doug luzader is live in washington with the latest. >> just gets more and more complicated, doesn't it? here's what we know this morning. we know about the four destroyers sitting off the coast of syria. we think they are loaded with tomahawk cruise missiles getting in position for a possible attack. now to the southeast in the persian gulf. second aircraft carrier in in the region. it's a lot of firepower. >> you can fake a limited approach not a repetition of iraq which i know a lot of people are worried about. if we are saying in a clear and decisive but limited way we send a message saying stop doing this it could have an impact on our national security in the long-term. >> it is a series of led strikes that leaves bish char assad with power then what? >> when you cruise about an enemy ship you telling it stop or we will sink you with the next round. what obama is saying we are doi
obama's flip-floping? this president is knew eve and clearly is learning on the job? what would president reagan do or president bush? i don't think we should be going into syria more than miley cyrus changing positions on the vmas him we need more proof before we kill more people. what say you? >> i say the evidence is pretty clear, one, two. i think that may have been one of the most biassed openings you have ever done. three he has consulted with congress. he has to get the allies on board. the french are going to do it unilaterally. they won't try to take it to their elected officials. i think we got more power to do it. it gives the president enough flexibility to do it. flip-flop, he said it every time he said it. it's a red line, when they do something, we'll do something. >> you have to go to congress. >> he has been doing that. >> it's their war. >> he has been doing it? >> he has been consulting to congress, yeah. >> you have to go to congress to get a declaration. >> absolutely. >> or if the country poses imminent threat. what's the imminent threat? >> reagan didn't g
action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds of people. he added, he has not made a decision yet on authorizing a strike. u.n. inspectors are collecting evidence at the site of the alleged attack are expected to leave syria on saturday and report their findings to u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. britain said it will hold off joining any military efforts against syria until that team releases its findings. it is not yet clear if the united states will wait. right now a number about u.s. lawmakers are urging congressional approval before any action is taken. syria denies gassing civilians, claiming rebels were behind the attack. according to syria's state news agency, president assad says syria will defend itself against any aggression. live team fox coverage. driven give is live at the pentagon. first to chief white house correspondent ed henry at the white house. what is the latest we're hearing from the president on all this, ed? >> reporter: good morning,
american warships are closing in on syria. they are ready to strike if president obama decides to pull the trigger. does he first have to get approval, though, from congress? he certainly thought so when he was a u.s. senator. flashback to 2007. >> george bush and dick cheney must hear loud and clear from the american people and the congress, you do not have our support and you do not have our authorization to launch another war. >> i want to make it clear. i want to make it clear to the president. if he takes this nation to war in iran, without congressional approval, i will make it my business to impeach him. >> obama didn't know when he was criticizing bush. he didn't know how the world worked. he didn't know there were a bunch of bad guys. demanding that bush go through congress. demanding that bush go through the united nations. demanding that there be a coast guard. >> the war drums continue to beat louder and louder in the middle east. >> u.s. navy warships are standing by. they are waiting order from the president. >> the syrians have said that if struck, they will counter stri
. president obama yesterday said he has concluded the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and there needs to be international consequences. still, the attachment to rally support for action seems to be running into a bit of trouble. some members of congress are demanding they give approval before any strike. the unitees nations secretary general today pleading for more time for inspectors to finish their envision, and britain has indicated it would wait for the inspectors' report before coming to any military action. just about an hour ago the white house responded saying the president doesn't need to wait for britain's approval. >> when the president reaches a determination about the appropriate response to this circumstance, and a legal justification is required to substantiate or to back up that decision, we'll produce one on our own. we're not going rely on somebody else. >> the syrian president, bashar al-assad remains defiant, denying the chemical weapons use and vowing an attack. several nations are on edge but we begin with the latest from the administration
the syrian government to a chemical weapons attack. president obama says the u.s. has concluded the syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack reportedly killing hundreds of people, including small children. but intelligence officials tell the associated press there are still questions about who was in control of some of syria's chemical weapons president with a share assad attack. other officials who looked at the same intelligence disagree interest is a preponderance of evidence to indicate that the assad regime carried out chemical attacks in syria. >> harris: william cohen says the president should tell the american people about the evidence and the military is he planning on using. >> exactly what is it that we intend to do and the consequences likely to flow from that it's not that we can take a one off position and fire tomahawk missiles and take out a few sites. congress is rightly demanding some answers to the questions. >> the white house says it plans to give us all more answers when it releases a report on the attack. more on the u.s. losing a key ally in any mili
their work. president obama says is short strike he believes will be effective. >> if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow staying stop doing, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. bill: molly henneberg leads our coverage live on the north lawn. poly, there will be more meetings today there, but this one is with leaders from congress, and what do we know about that meeting today? >> reporter: the president will two more in depth what the white house is saying all week. that this was a chemical attack they believe, that the u.s. can not let it go unanswered and the president is expected to lay out to congressional leaders his options and classified intelligence behind these options. there may be declassified version of intelligence released to the american public later today. the president will confer with top congressional leaders either in person or teleconference late this afternoon. sources tell fox the intelligence is not clear whether syrian president bashar al-assad was behind the attack or ordere
democrats, signing this letter to president obama, in it they say that the president needs congress' okay before authorizing any military strike on syria, and that anything short of that would violate the constitution. virginia republican congressman is a fellow leading this charge. he says that speaker john boehner needs to call back house members right now to discuss any syria action. the president, we're told, just called speaker baner to discuss concerns in this letter and the legal justification for any potential military action. now to the guy who authored the letter. very good to have you. >> thank you, neil. it's an important topic. >> neil: the key republican house leadership, including speaker boehner, have not signed this letter. what am toy read into that? >> ite knock surprised and certainly not offended. the speaker has ratcheted up his requirement or expectation of the president. he has not yet come forth with a definitive request for statutory authorization, and i think that's a clear difference and something i hope the speaker really insists on. we are the 140 members you
kelliy. the obama administration is weighing the options on the possibility of a military strike to punish syria's reportedous of chemical weapons. congressional leaders are expected to be briefed on the situation later today. recently as two daysing on, it appeared that the u.s. and allies were ready to act at and moment. but today world powers are walking back suggesting that a military strike is imminent. british prime minister cameron said it is unthinkable to support a strike if there is strong opposition in the un. they argue that the political solution can only happen if there is a stop in the escalation of violence. israel is bracing for a worst- case scenario. they are deployed to maintain order as this happeneds of people get gas masks and protective kits. israel called up reservist and deployed missile defense bat row with syria and iran striking for any western military action. reporting live from the mideast bureau. hello, leland. >> there is growing fores that the longer the war of words goes on the worse the war will be. especially as iran and syria are making thre
. president obama said it is okay to discriminate against bill schulz because he said, quote, he is a big, stupid jerk. i am not going to i agree with obama on this point? it was amazing. >> i will go with that. >> who put the bill forward? >> it is the bill bill. >> congratulations. >> normally you only get when you are killed in a horrific manner. congratulations. >> at least this time i am alive. thank you, president. this is mostly about the boy scouts. i am thinking and wondering who would have the biggest issue with this? i believe it would be the scout master. >> now, before now that scout master would never be able to scout, greg. i want to live in a world where he teaches me to make fire. >> what upsets me is when i say something there is not a cartoon or cat or anything else. how do you have the power to do that? >> you spend your day doing productive things. bill spends his day finding cartoons to throw to when he has nothing to say. >> it took five hours to find that on youtube and then another two hours to get the rights. >> you were busy demanding a productive assistant to f
obama is saying we're doing a shot across the bow. for them we're going home. three days we don't want an iraq war. it has none of the effect of a shot across the bow. it is simply a way to assuage the conscience of a president and a lot of people in the west without achieving anything. >> one more challenge. the syrian government requested u.n. inspector teams stay on the ground to investigate the scenario that rebel groups have been using chemical weapons. that could lead to yet another delay. back to you. >>gretchen: syria is the main topic of discussion today and whether or not the president is going to actually make a decision today or not. this is really a serious matter. i think it is interesting to watch how this unfolds with sort of this deliberating with the president. we've known him over the last five and a half years to take time to make decisions, but do you need to be a little bit more definitive when making such an important decision as this. could it have to do with what britain is doing? david cameron called parliament back so they could discuss it there and parliamen
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